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Prescott Minors All-Stars take 2nd at District 10 tourney in Cottonwood

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Players for the Prescott Minors All-Stars get ready to play in the dugout before a District 10 Minors All-Stars Tournament game June 19 in Williams. (PLL/Courtesy)

Players for the Prescott Minors All-Stars get ready to play in the dugout before a District 10 Minors All-Stars Tournament game June 19 in Williams. (PLL/Courtesy)

Playing their fifth game in as many days, the Prescott Minors All-Stars fell 9-7 to the Verde Valley All-Stars in the District 10 Minors All-Stars Tournament on June 23 in Cottonwood. “They battled hard, we are proud of them all,” Prescott skipper Brian Patterson said. Prescott opened the tournament June 18 with a devastating 18-3 loss to Verde Valley, but came back the next night to rout the Wickenburg All-Stars 16-4 on June 20. Prescott then beat the Prescott Valley All-Stars 13-3 on June 21, and the Williams All-Stars 17-10 on June 22 to advance to the title game before losing a close one to Verde Valley. Verde Valley advances to the Arizona Little League State Minors Championships with the win.

Prescott Mile High Open set for July 13-15; registration deadline is July 6

Registration for the Prescott Mile High Open is now available to tennis players. The USTA level two sanctioned tournament is set to begin Friday, July 13, and run through Sunday, July 15, at Yavapai College Tennis Center in Prescott. The tournament features open age divisions in singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories. All players are guaranteed at least two matches. The tournament has also added a junior division for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Also included are NTRP (3.0-4.5) divisions. Those interested can register online at usta.com and enter tournament identification number 750018318. Registration deadline is Friday, July 6. For more information, contact Dave Hibbs at 406-871-0377, or email onehibbee@hotmail.com.

Prescott Golf Club to host Stand Up To Cancer golf tourney July 22

The Prescott Golf Club is scheduled to host a Stand Up To Cancer Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 22, in Dewey. The four-person scramble format tournament begins with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start and entry fee is $80 per golfer. The entry fee includes the round of golf, cart, range balls and a barbeque lunch. A special par three hole contest will be held and raffle prizes will be available. The Prescott Golf Club is located at 1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd. in Dewey. For more information, contact Justin Henderson or Wyatt Collier at 928-772-8984, or Rod Ronnenbaum at 602-686-4680 or email phoenix@amateurgolftour.net.

ASU to host 5A-6A football championships this fall

The Arizona Interscholastic Association officially announced that Arizona State University will host the 5A and 6A conference Arizona high school football state championships this fall, according to a release. The games are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. The AIA is guaranteed two championship games at Sun Devil Stadium, mostly likely the 5A and 6A contests, but the university will determine the feasibility of a third game by the end of summer. The sites for the 1A, 2A and 3A championship games will remain the same, with Maricopa High School hosting the 1A title Saturday, Nov. 10, and Campo Verde High School hosting 2A and 3A on Friday, Nov. 23. The 2018 state semifinals will be hosted by additional schools this fall. Arcadia and Chaparral high schools will host the 2A semifinals, while North Canyon and Shadow Mountain high schools will host 3A.